William Alexander

-
Standard Name: Alexander, William,, 1824 - 1911
Used Form: the Primate of Ireland

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Cecil Frances Alexander
In 1848 CFA met British novelist Charlotte Yonge and the leader of the Oxford Movement , John Keble .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
CFA 's husband believed that Keble endowed her with a sense of the magic, of the...
Cultural formation Cecil Frances Alexander
A century later, the writer Kate O'Brien told a probably apocryphal story about the Alexander family's ecumenism. The Viceroy of Ireland, she says, wanted to have a strictly private and apparently casual word in confidence...
death Cecil Frances Alexander
The streets were thronged with crowds of people to witness the funeral procession for the beloved of the poor.
Alexander, Cecil Frances. “Preface”. Poems, edited by William Alexander, Macmillan, 1896, p. v - xxix.
xxi
She was buried in the City Cemetery.
The Cyber Hymnal.
William Alexander fondly recollected that throughout the...
Family and Intimate relationships Cecil Frances Alexander
Also a follower of the Oxford Movement , Alexander was rector of Termonamongan parish, Killeter, County Tyrone, from that year; he too was a poet.
McMahon, Séan. “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. Éire-Ireland: A Journal of Irish Studies, No. 4, Irish American Cultural Institute, pp. 101 - 9.
102
Wallace, Valerie. Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895. Lilliput, 1995.
101, 110-11
Family and Intimate relationships Cecil Frances Alexander
Alexander 's esteem for his wife is reflected in his Preface to her Poems, where he writes that while his beloved had no pretension whatever to regular beauty, she possessed the sensitive susceptibility...
Family and Intimate relationships Cecil Frances Alexander
William and Cecil Frances Alexander had four children.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Family and Intimate relationships Cecil Frances Alexander
Cecil Frances Humphreys married the Rev. William Alexander at Strabane Church, Strabane, County Tyrone.
Wallace, Valerie. Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895. Lilliput, 1995.
32, 99, 101
Alexander, Cecil Frances. “Preface”. Poems, edited by William Alexander, Macmillan, 1896, p. v - xxix.
viii
Family and Intimate relationships Cecil Frances Alexander
CFA 's widower William Alexander became the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, a position he held until his death in 1911.
Wallace, Valerie. Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895. Lilliput, 1995.
181
Friends, Associates Cecil Frances Alexander
In 1847, on a visit to her sister Anne in Leamington, CFA met the Vicar of Leeds, writer Walter Farquar Hook .
Alexander, Cecil Frances. “Preface”. Poems, edited by William Alexander, Macmillan, 1896, p. v - xxix.
vii
Wallace, Valerie. Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895. Lilliput, 1995.
197
Her husband William Alexander wrote in the Preface to her...
Occupation Cecil Frances Alexander
While CFA 's husband was rector of the parish of Termonamongan, from 1850-1855, she carried out ministrations of condolence, counsel, [and] charitable help.
Alexander, Cecil Frances. “Preface”. Poems, edited by William Alexander, Macmillan, 1896, p. v - xxix.
x
Wallace, Valerie. Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895. Lilliput, 1995.
101
William Verner , a later rector of the parish...
Occupation Cecil Frances Alexander
Her husband wrote that CFA possessed a quality which seemed to be excluded from the ethics of literary people, even when they are religious—the grace of humility.
Alexander, Cecil Frances. “Preface”. Poems, edited by William Alexander, Macmillan, 1896, p. v - xxix.
xv
Devoting much of her time to duties...
politics Cecil Frances Alexander
From 1867-1869, CFA and her husband resisted the political crusade against the established Irish Church .
Alexander, Cecil Frances. “Preface”. Poems, edited by William Alexander, Macmillan, 1896, p. v - xxix.
xiii
Her main involvement was providing hospitality, which she did with an ease and natural dignity,
Alexander, Cecil Frances. “Preface”. Poems, edited by William Alexander, Macmillan, 1896, p. v - xxix.
xiv
for those...
Residence Cecil Frances Alexander
Following the birth of their first two children, CFA and her husband relocated to St Mura, Fahan, Donegal following his appointment as rector of that parish. They remained there between 1855-1860.
Wallace, Valerie. Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895. Lilliput, 1995.
119
Residence Cecil Frances Alexander
From 1867-1896 CFA 's husband was the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe. He held his seat at Londonderry, until the year following her death.
Wallace, Valerie. Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895. Lilliput, 1995.
147
Residence Cecil Frances Alexander
CFA 's husband was the rector of Camus-juxta-Mourne, Strabane, County Tyrone.
Wallace, Valerie. Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895. Lilliput, 1995.
126-7, 142

Timeline

No timeline events available.